Red Light Therapy
Red light therapy (photonic therapy) is the use of red light on muscular tissues and areas of increased electrical activity, known as acupoints. It is a natural therapy that promotes the body’s own immune responses, and the body’s own pain relief and healing abilities. Red light therapy is painless and safe and can be used alone or in conjunction with other therapies.
Photonic Therapy increases the vibration level in a cell, and accelerates the mitochondria within the cell, which increases a production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP). ATP sends signals to the brain, which encourages the brain to release endorphins, anti-inflammatories, serotonin and more. ATP production also allows damaged cells to accept nutrients and eliminate toxins.
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Damaged cells have a hard time making the energy they need to repair themselves, and red light therapy gives damaged cells the fuel they need to repair and regenerate cell components, stimulate tissue growth, support internal stability, and reduce inflammation.
Equine Red Light Therapy
The same Red Light Therapy that has been used on humans can also be effective for horses, it has been used for many years to treat horses, dogs and just about every other kind of animal for a wide variety of conditions. Originally low-level laser treatments were used on animals, but research has revealed that Red Light Therapy is just as effective as laser therapy. Red Light Therapy delivers the same wavelength and intensity of light photons, but it is much less expensive than laser therapy.
The advantage of Red Light Therapy is that its non-invasive. It has no negative side effects, and it’s affordable. Whether your horse is a competitor, a companion, or both, science is paving the way to greater healing and improved performance!
Possible Benefits of Red Light Therapy
- Increase cellular regeneration
- Boost anti-inflammatory enzymes
- Increase wound healing
- Reduce edema
- Pain relief
- Relax muscles
- Stimulate collagen production
- Relieve minor aches and pains
- Increase RNA and DNA synthesis
- Stimulate trigger and acupuncture points
- Strengthen anti-viral properties
- Increase lymphatic drainage and circulation
- Stimulate strong heart beat; regulates serotonin levels